Astrobleme - definition of astrobleme by The Free Dictionary
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A scar on the earth's surface left from the impact of a meteorite.
(Geological Science) a mark on the earth's surface, usually circular, formed by a large ancient meteorite impact
[C20: from astro- + Greek blēma shot, wound]
astrobleme - A crater caused by a meteor.
See also related terms for meteor
A mark left on the surface of the Earth by the impact of a meteorite.
References in periodicals archive
Yallalie Crater on the western edge of the wheatbelt (Figs 1 and 3), in an area known as the West Midlands, is a 12-km-diameter astrobleme
in the Perth Basin.
The Gravberg-1 superdeep borehole drilled in the Siljan astrobleme
in southern Sweden reached a depth of 6.
The Serra da Cangaiha astrobleme
as revealed by ASTER and SRTM orbital data.
7 billion years ago, Shoemaker is the oldest known impact crater or astrobleme
(literally'star wound') in Australia.